Jeffrey Reeves, Ph.D.

Area of Expertise - China, Mongolia, and East Asia Security

Jeffrey Reeves, Ph.D. photoDr. Jeffrey Reeves came to the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in August 2012.  His main areas of research, teaching, and outreach are Northeast Asian security issues, Chinese politics, political economics, transnational crime and terrorism in Asia, and Mongolia.  

Before joining the APCSS, Dr. Reeves was a research fellow at Griffith University’s Asia Institute in Brisbane, Australia.  During that time, he wrote widely on security related issues in Asia, with a particular focus on China’s rise and the effect China has on small states’ security in the Asian region.  Dr. Reeves also worked with the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington, DC, where he was the Director of both the Center’s Chinese Studies and Culture and Conflict programs.

Dr. Reeves has published widely on security issues in Asia in peer-review journals such as Asian Survey, Pacific Review, Contemporary South Asia, and The Asian Journal of Political Science.  Dr. Reeves has also written for The Small Wars Journal, the Pacific Forum CSIS’s PacNet, and other publications.  In addition to interviews with print and media news outlets, Dr. Reeves has presented talks and lectures in various venues on a wide range of Asian security-related issues.

Dr. Reeves has extensive fieldwork experience in China having taught, lectured, and studied at Peking University and worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Beijing.  Dr. Reeves also lived in Mongolia for more than two years while acting as a teacher training for the US Peace Corps.

Dr. Reeves received his doctorate in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2010 and was a visiting doctoral student to Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian institute in 2009.  Dr. Reeves received a Master’s degree in Chinese studies from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor’s of Arts in literature from the University of Oregon.  He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Mongolian.

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